Football Wraps Up Regular Season At Maryland
Nov. 25, 2009
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College football team will look for win number eight this weekend when it travels to Maryland to take on the Terrapins Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The game will be aired by ESPNU and the BC/ISP Radio Network.
The Eagles will look to end the regular season on a high note after losing to No. 25 North Carolina last weekend, 31-13, at Alumni Stadium. The loss eliminated BC from the ACC Championship Game - the first time it won't be playing in it since 2006.
Despite last weekend's outcome, the Eagles are still in the hunt for an eight-win season. Boston College has reached that number of wins in eight-straight seasons, which is currently tied for the seventh best streak in the nation.
"It's a big game," senior CB Roderick Rollins said. "You always want to go out on top. You always want to go out a winner. We talked about it and we have to refuse to go into this bowl game with a bad taste in our mouths. This is a big game for us as a team. We have to show our maturity after a loss like that. It is going to take a really mature team to come back (from being eliminated from the ACC Championship Game) and practice hard, even on a week like this - during Thanksgiving. We just have to prepare well and win this game."
Maryland enters the game with a 2-9 record and is 1-6 in the ACC. Both of the Terps' wins have come at home at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium, including a 24-21 win against Atlantic Division winner Clemson in October.
The game is the last regular season contest for Boston College's seniors, including captain Rich Gunnell, who has cemented his name in the BC record books. He ranks second at Boston College in career receptions, third in receiving yards and fourth in touchdown catches.
"It's an important game," Gunnell said. "We want to get win number eight even though we aren't going to the championship game this year. We want to make the best out of our last regular season game."